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NVIDIA GeForce 497.09 WHQL Driver released, optimized for ICARUS, Chorus & Halo Infinite

NVIDIA has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the NVIDIA GeForce 497.09 WHQL driver offers optimal performance in ICARUS, Chorus and Halo Infinite’s Single-Player Campaign.

As we’ve already reported, ICARUS utilizes NVIDIA DLSS and NVIDIA RTX Global Illumination (RTXGI) to maximize performance and image quality. ICARUS is also the first game that uses RTXGI Infinite Scrolling Volumes.

This new driver also comes with some fixes. For instance, it fixes some crashes in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Doom Eternal. It also fixes some corruption issues in Doom 3 BFG Edition. Not only that, but this driver also adds support for the GeForce RTX 2060 12GB.

You can download this new driver fromĀ here. Below you can also find its complete changelog.

NVIDIA GeForce 497.09 WHQL Driver Release Notes

Game Ready Driver

This new Game Ready Driver provides the best day-1 gaming experience for ICARUS, which utilizes NVIDIA DLSS and NVIDIA RTX Global Illumination (RTXGI) to maximize performance and image quality. In addition, this new Game Ready Driver offers support for the latest new titles including Chorus and Halo Infinite.

New Features
  • Added support for the GeForce RTX 2060 12GB
Fixes Issues
  • [Red Dead Redemption 2/Doom Eternal]: The game crashes with TDR or the system crashes while running the game.
  • [Doom 3 BFG Edition]: The games shows corruption upon launch.
  • [YouTube]: The YouTube web site randomly displays extreme contrast/gamma while idle or during video playback.
  • [NVIDIA Image Scaling]: After performing a clean install or over install over version 496.49, NVIDIA Image Scaling resolutions do not appear in the game.
  • Games do not launch correctly on GeForce GTX 750 Ti when NVIDIA Image Scaling is active.
  • [Notebook]: Black screen may be observed on some Optimus notebooks with 1440p/165hz panels when in discrete GPU mode.
  • [Notebook]: eDP panel cannot be lit when booting to the desktop after switching to discrete mode.
  • Using Adaptive Vertical Sync while G-SYNC is active may result in random black screen.

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